Market Reports Articles

05 December 2016

A fragile but positive outlook

ROI Economic Consulting takes an in-depth look at the state of the cement markets in Central America.

28 November 2016

India: marking time

Indian cement producers can expect a significant upturn in government infrastructure spending.

14 November 2016

Saudi Arabia: changing times?

Riyad Capital discusses the changing landscape of the Saudi Arabian cement industry.

02 November 2016

Lebanon: beyond tomorrow

Lebanese cement producers look to make efficiency gains as volumes dip in the domestic market.

Germany: a positive outlook? 31 October 2016

Germany: a positive outlook?

The German cement sector has seen some positive activity in housebuilding completions and cement prices.

17 October 2016

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending. However, the gover...

India prepares for the upturn 03 October 2016

India prepares for the upturn

India's monsoon season has passed and cement demand has begun to pick up.

21 September 2016

UK cement after Brexit

The UK cement industry is adapting to life post-Brexit and a new ownership structure for some producers.

05 September 2016

Egypt sets out on a new course

Egypt's government is calling for new cement capacity, but existing producers are hurriedly completing fuel conversion projects.

17 August 2016

India: reason for optimism?

ICR reports on the Indian cement market in the 1Q16. Mergers and acquisitions are giving a new shape to the market, while producers are starting to optimise their distribution centres ahead of the monsoon season.

12 August 2016

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

Ecuador has had a difficult year with earthquakes and the fall of oil prices, but its need to expand its infrastructure is expected to fuel growth in its cement consumption base.

20 July 2016

Turkey eyes export markets

The TÇMB expects the Turkish cement market to grow but ongoing capacity expansions will mean domestic producers must develop their export markets.

04 July 2016

West Africa powers up

Producers in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria are ramping up production while seeking adequate power supply. Meanwhile, Côte d'Ivoire prepares to be the next star pupil.

22 June 2016

Brazil’s balancing act

LAFIS outlines why Brazil's cement sector has slowed.

21 June 2016

SE Asia towards oversupply?

The Jakarta Advisory Group provides a regional overview of southeast Asia and the leading cement markets.

13 June 2016

Vietnam's new Master Plan

StoxPlus reviews how the Vietnam government has changed its strategy to rebalance supply and demand.